T. Raymonzreik's "The Virgin Clarra" is a representation of the three colours that have historically changed the world significantly. Through art, propaganda, politics, religion, architecture, and many other mediums, these colours carried a deep and emotional meaning for many people; if not everyone.
Blue is a fascinating colour. Since the arrival of Lapis Lazuli from the East, and the birth of ultra marine blue, it had been placed in the hands of artists. This colour stirred emotions, it changed the way we behave, and even altered the course of history. In the 14th Century, the colour blue made its way to Europe. It became so divine and sacred, that the church greedily sought to control it. By restricting its supply, and inflating its price, blue became so exclusive and more expensive than gold. The church even banned its citizens from wearing the colour as only one person is to be robed in blue... the mother of Jesus Christ.
Gold is a colour that has enthralled man since its discovery. Since men first dug gold out of the earth, we have been captured by this magical, glorious, and intoxicating radiant yellowness that is the embodiment of gold. Man has had a long-term obsession with all things golden, and over the millennia we have used gold to refer to the things that we hold most sacred. What these things are, have evolved over time and we can see, reflected in our artwork, the story of ourselves and our changing beliefs and perceptions. Whether it be honouring ancient Gods, or the worldly Kings and Queens, gold had established itself as a very powerful colour.
White. This is a colour we are accustomed to see as a representation of virtue, and cleanliness. A colour of innocence and purity. But in the history of art, white isn't as pure as we think. Over the course of history, this colour has been loaded with ideologies and used to advance propaganda in a divisive, and at times even dangerous, manner. So dangerous in fact, that white just may be the darkest colour of them all. Over time, white was used to make us believe that it symbolises an enlightened world. But in the hands of artists, architects and sculptors working for their superiors, it became a common tool to advance political agenda. To divide, to control, and to conquer.
As an artist, T. Raymonzrek rejects the ideologies of the sinister political agendas, and the use of the most beautiful colours and meanings for adverse and damaging ideologies that seek to control the masses. This piece of art, entitled "Virgin Clarra", is dedicated to changing the way that we look at things, and to advocate really looking into what we believe in before believing in it. These three magnificent and majestic colours were used in unison on his "Virgin Clarra" , to portray an ordinary working class woman as something Godly, because Tony believes that we are all divine beings and there is a God within all of us.